Our Illinois (IL) Landscape, Garden & Pond supply Members are passionate about supplying their customers with the highest quality supplies and advice so they can create the perfect landscape, garden, deck or water feature for your Illinois backyard. Their professionalism and belief in customer service combined with an unbridled passion for outdoor projects allows them to assist their customers in turning their dreams into reality. If you’re considering doing an outdoor project yourself in the Illinois (IL) area you should consider chosing a supply business listed on this page.
Finding a destination garden center in Illinois offering creative solutions and unique products for your garden and outdoor living spaces is a true find. Full service garden centers offer trees, shrubs, roses, perennials, annuals, herbs, and mulch by the bag or in bulk. They also may carry a full line of chemicals, fertilizers and insecticides for the care and keeping of your landscape.
Beautiful living environments are all about a celebration of nature, sustainability, and health. Garden centers listed in the Illinois network offer some or all of the following services
Trees & Shrubs
Whether you’re planting fragrant flowering shrubs or opting for a living wall made of carefree evergreens, shrubs and bushes are the standout plantings in any garden. From cotton candy-colored hydrangeas to butterfly-enticing buddleia (aptly named butterfly bushes), you can add color, style and visual interest to your garden and enjoy it year after year. Design theme plantings and garden accents around the centerpiece of majestic trees and shrubs and enjoy its ever-increasing beauty for many seasons to come.
Roses & Perennials
Perennial plants provide pollen, nectar, seeds and nesting material for birds and butterflies. Perennial groundcovers can reduce soil erosion and create interest in pathways, on slopes, along roadsides and ditches. Naturally, the greatest advantage that perennials have is that they come back year-after-year.
Annuals & Herbs
Annual flowers can provide a constant source of cut flowers throughout the growing season. They can fill areas in the flower border where other plants such as perennials have died back, leaving a glaring gap.
Rock & Gravel
Rocks are great at suffocating weeds and show a better success rate at weed-prevention than mulch. Stone cover is perfect for low-water gardens and landscapes. However, stones aren't the perfect solution for gardens that may get a lot of sun because they can hold more heat than mulch.
Mulch & Topsoil
Mulch helps improve soil moisture and prevents plants from drying out too quickly. Mulch helps reduce soil erosion and soil compaction. Mulch helps maintain optimal soil temperatures by creating a barrier from the heat and cold.
Pond water treatments are designed to break down excess nutrients and fish waste, eliminate muck, and remove debris from rocks and gravel. Find pond treatment solutions including water conditioners, beneficial bacteria additives, natural barley products, and more at our Pond Supply Store Members.
Plants absorb nutrients in the water from fish waste and reduces nutrient availability slowing algae blooms. Shade and protection for fish. Plants can provide a hiding place for fish from predators both above and below the water.
Descendants of the common carp, koi excellent pond fish and are made for outdoor living. They can tolerate a wide range of temperatures and are very hardy fish. The biggest problem with koi is that those cute 5-7″ babies can top out to over 2′! Make sure you have enough room in your pond for those babies to grow into behemoths.
Just like breeds of dogs, there are may breeds of goldfish. The ones that make a good living as outdoor pond fish are the long-bodied, non-fancy varieties, commonly known as comets. Sarasas and shubunkins retain good swimming ability, but are usually overbred.
Behind every healthy pond is a a good filter system. Pond filters are essential devices to achieve the perfect water garden system. The purpose a pond filter is to remove algae and debris, such as leaves, waste and other organics from the pond. Keeping the water healthy and clear. Without a filter, ponds are at risk of suffering from water parameter imbalances and algae problems.
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illinois County & Town Reference
Adams, Alexander, Bond, Boone, Brown, Bureau, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Coles, Cook, Crawford, Cumberland, De Witt, Dekalb, Douglas, Dupage, Edgar, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Franklin, Fulton, Gallatin, Greene, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Henderson, Henry, Iroquois, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jersey, Jo Daviess, Johnson, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, La Salle, Lake, Lawrence, Lee, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Mason, Massac, Mcdonough, Mchenry, Mclean, Menard, Mercer, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Ogle, Peoria, Perry, Piatt, Pike, Pope, Pulaski, Putnam, Randolph, Richland, Rock Island, Saint Clair, Saline, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Stark, Stephenson, Tazewell, Union, Vermilion, Wabash, Warren, Washington, Wayne, White, Whiteside, Will, Williamson, Winnebago, Woodford
illinois State Information
Illinois has three major geographical divisions. Northern Illinois is dominated by Chicago metropolitan area, or Chicagoland, which is the city of Chicago and its suburbs, and the adjoining exurban area into which the metropolis is expanding. As defined by the federal government, the Chicago metro area includes several counties in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, and has a population of over 9.8 million. Chicago itself is a cosmopolitan city, densely populated, industrialized, the transportation hub of the nation, and settled by a wide variety of ethnic groups. The city of Rockford, Illinois's third-largest city and center of the state's fourth largest metropolitan area, sits along Interstates 39 and 90 some 75 miles (121 km) northwest of Chicago. The Quad Cities region, located along the Mississippi River in northern Illinois, had a population of 381,342 in 2011.
The midsection of Illinois is the second major division, called Central Illinois. It is an area of mainly prairie and known as the Heart of Illinois. It is characterized by small towns and medium–small cities. The western section (west of the Illinois River) was originally part of the Military Tract of 1812 and forms the conspicuous western bulge of the state. Agriculture, particularly corn and soybeans, as well as educational institutions and manufacturing centers, figure prominently in Central Illinois. Cities include Peoria; Springfield, the state capital; Quincy; Decatur; Bloomington-Normal; and Champaign-Urbana.
The third division is Southern Illinois, comprising the area south of U.S. Route 50, including Little Egypt, near the juncture of the Mississippi River and Ohio River. Southern Illinois is the site of the ancient city of Cahokia, as well as the site of the first state capital at Kaskaskia, which today is separated from the rest of the state by the Mississippi River. This region has a somewhat warmer winter climate, different variety of crops (including some cotton farming in the past), more rugged topography (due to the area remaining unglaciated during the Illinoian Stage, unlike most of the rest of the state), as well as small-scale oil deposits and coal mining. The Illinois suburbs of St. Louis, such as East St. Louis, are located in this region, and collectively, they are known as the Metro-East. The other somewhat significant concentration of population in Southern Illinois is the Carbondale-Marion-Herrin, Illinois Combined Statistical Area centered on Carbondale and Marion, a two-county area that is home to 123,272 residents. A portion of southeastern Illinois is part of the extended Evansville, Indiana, Metro Area, locally referred to as the Tri-State with Indiana and Kentucky. Seven Illinois counties are in the area.
In addition to these three, largely latitudinally defined divisions, all of the region outside the Chicago Metropolitan area is often called "downstate" Illinois. This term is flexible, but is generally meant to mean everything outside the influence of the Chicago area. Thus, some cities in Northern Illinois, such as DeKalb, which is west of Chicago, and Rockford—which is actually north of Chicago—are sometimes incorrectly considered to be 'downstate'. Wikipedia